State minister for youth and sports Zahid Ahsan Russell on Wednesday handed over cheques to 24 federation representatives to aid 600 vulnerable athletes, who are struggling during coronavirus pandemic. Each of the selected athletes from across the country will receive Tk 10,000. Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hasan was also present on the occasion among others at the National Sports Council. Russell said that the sports ministry also sought help from finance ministry to continue their humanitarian activities after Eid-ul-Fitr. ‘We have already written a letter to finance ministry, so that we can continue our charitable activities and help more athletes after Eid,’ said Russell. — New Age
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